25 March 2018 - bulletin 223

Updated at 2145 GMT
Latest warnings for 17P and 03W


NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tropical depression Jelawat / 03W
Warning 05 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 6.8N 138.6E
Location 111 miles SE of Ngulu
Movement 285° (WNW) at 7 knots
Maximum sustained winds 30 knots gusting to 40 knots
Threatened landmasses Micronesia
Maximum significant wave height 9 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Jelawat will gradually veer northwest, later north and northeast. The system will intensify to 70 knots before starting to weaken.

Regional warnings
A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Kayangel and Koror in the Republic of Palau, and for Yap Island and Ngulu in Yap State.

A tropical storm watch is in effect for Ulithi and Fais in Yap State.

Tropical cyclone Iris / 17P
Warning 05 from JTWC at 2100 GMT
Position 16.0S 158.4E
Location 570 miles NW of Noumea, New Caledonia
Movement 190° (S) at 5 knots
Maximum sustained winds 35 knots gusting to 45 knots
Winds of 34 knots or higher occur within 40 to 90 miles of the centre
Threatened landmasses NONE
Maximum significant wave height 14 feet
Next warning from JTWC at 0300 GMT

Iris will track south through the Coral Sea. The system will intensify to 45 knots, before it dissipates within 3 days.

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